Floodplains

April 2, 2019, 2pm PDT
Cities across the country are developing floodplain construction standards that are more stringent than those required by FEMA.
Inside Climate News
August 21, 2018, 10am PDT
More Americans are moving to high-risk flood zones as environmental deregulation wins the day.
Governing
November 26, 2017, 7am PST
Harris County, home to Houston and the scene of widespread devastation during Hurricane Harvey and other weather events, will make large-scale changes to development regulations on floodplains for the first time in almost 20 years.
Houston Chronicle
May 16, 2013, 7am PDT
A new study by the Chicago-based Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) compares that city's flood insurance claims with its floodplains, and finds a 'completely counter-intuitive' relationship between the two.
The Atlantic Cities
March 23, 2011, 6am PDT
Despite efforts to stop them, floods hammered the U.S. in the early 20th century. A now abandoned model of the Mississippi river, its tributaries and surrounding lands was built to better understand how to combat those floods.
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